In this week’s Extra! Extra!, we take a break from our usual fare and instead offer commentary on some of the women who are on the short list to be Joe Biden’s Vice President.
Yes, there’s Biden and Bernie and Elizabeth Warren, but also what about the smaller races you didn’t even know you cared about — like Georgette Gomez vying to become the first out queer Latina in Congress!
The 2020 presidential election is a classic Alanis Morissette one hand preparing our dystopian bunker, the other one playing the piano, situation. Our writers and editors tell us about their greatest concerns and how they’re approaching their votes.
Because you’ve already heard from me on a lot of these issues already this week, I recruited one of Autostraddle’s newest contributors, Himani — the brains behind our expansive political survey — to join me to discuss all the fireworks from Charleston.
Aside from launching skilled attacks at her opponents, she was always ready to pivot back to a story about a Nevadan or highlight the specific plight of black and brown people. I think she made her case that if you want a candidate who can go toe-to-toe with an “arrogant billionaire,” she’s ready.
New Hampshire voters go to the polls in three days. From Elizabeth Warren demonstrating growth when talking about the issues that matter for people of color to Biden’s continued slip away from the pack, here six takeaways from Friday’s debate.
We’ll update this post, or create a new one, when we have an official winner; until then, here’s our explanation of what went down.
With polling showing four candidates — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren — within five points of each other in Iowa, last night’s debate offered candidates their last, best shot at separating themselves from the pack.
The highs, the lows, and everything in between.
In most primary campaigns, staffers and consultants tell candidates not to do what Kamala Harris did last night — but I think she edged out Cory Booker for winner of the debate.
Congresswoman Katie Hill flipped a Congressional district last year; she has now resigned due to what she calls a “double standard” in politics.
Last night, ten contenders for the Democratic nomination gathered in the First in the Nation caucus state for the LGBTQ Presidential Forum. Organized by One Iowa, The Gazette, The Advocate and GLAAD, the forum offered the most robust discussion of LGBT issues of the 2020 campaign thus far.
Let’s recap the highlights and lowlights for each candidate and talk about what we mean when we bring up “civility.”
Last night, the remaining ten qualified candidates for the Democratic nomination competed in their second debate of the 2020 campaign. Like the previous night’s debate, there were a lot of fireworks, with lower-tier candidates taking their last and best opportunity to bolster their standing in time to qualify for the third debate in September.
After 10 minutes of Superbowl-esque graphics and introductions and some performative patriotism, we got an hour of questions that came straight out of the GOP playbook.
Biden floundered, and Harris was more than ready to make her move. Who even is Eric Swalwell?
Warren’s standout performance, Castro’s defining moments, an emphasis on LGBT issues and the first-ever primary debate with more than one woman candidate.
Tonight out lesbian Lori Lightfoot was elected as Mayor of Chicago, making her the first black woman and first openly LGBTQ+ person to hold the position. Still, local activists worry she may not lead a new progressive vision for the city.
We’re coming for you, Trump.
Rio de Janeiro Councillor Marielle Franco, who was assassinated on 14 March 2018 after speaking at an event for the empowerment of Black girls, was a firebrand of a politician, feminist, and human rights activist whose work was deeply informed by her experiences as an Afro-Brazilian Catholic lesbian woman born and raised in the favelas.
Doppelgängers, toxic workplaces (so many to choose from!), Trump’s impeachment, did you cry about Stranger Things 2?, California’s turning all its kids gay probably, and so much more!